West Virginia high school football players were finally able to strap on a helmet and run onto the field. The first practices are underway, but not in Logan County.
A high instance of COVID-19, Logan County is in the “red zone” under the DHHR and Department of Education’s COVID-19 map and as such teams are disallowed from practice.
Chapmanville, Logan and Man are not practicing and based on current numbers may not be for a while.
The color-coding system is based on a seven-day average of positive cases and is adjusted for county population figures. Logan is the only red county. Red counties do not have in-person classes or extra-curricular activities. Mingo and Grant counties are orange and permitted for practice, but no games for the teams in orange counties. [NOTE: This story was originally published on the old WVOWRadio.com on August 18, 2020.]